50th Anniversary of SOMD Tri-County Community Action Committee

WALDORF, MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) served as the keynote speaker Sept. 12 at an event celebrating the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee’s (SMTCCAC’s) 50th Anniversary. The SMTCCAC is a non-profit organization committed to combating poverty in Southern Maryland, offering services to families in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties.

“Tonight I was proud to serve as the keynote speaker for the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee 50th anniversary celebration and to observe their 50 years of commitment to the eradication of poverty and the expansion of opportunity across Southern Maryland,” said Congressman Steny Hoyer. “The Community Action Committee that now serves more than 20,000 residents each year through a host of programs started with a small group of individuals making personal commitments to serve. From head start for low-income pre-schoolers to emergency food assistance, from companionship programs for seniors to career training for those seeking work, today the Committee’s programs are making a real and tangible difference in the lives of Southern Maryland residents.”

“The work the Committee has been doing for 50 years in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties continues to serve as a model for the work we must do next as well as the work being done by other organizations in Maryland and across our country,” continued Congressman Hoyer. “Most of the programs the Committee operates are sustained by federal funding, and I’ve been proud to support this funding throughout my time in Congress. State and local governments, which help support the efforts of organizations like the Community Action Committee, need more support from Congress to address the challenge of poverty, not less. I thank the Committee for the extraordinary work they are performing each day, and congratulate them on reaching this milestone.”

The Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee was created as a private nonprofit in 1965 in response to the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.

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